Port Phillip Bay penguins on beaches

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Subject: Port Phillip Bay penguins on beaches
From: Peter Shute <>
Date: Sat, 18 Apr 2015 10:40:20 +1000
There was a report recently (Victorian Birders Facebook group) of a dead Little 
Penguin found mauled on a beach at the Western Treatment Plant. Apparently a 
vet has said the bird was alive when mauled. The implication is that it may 
have been killed by a dog or fox.

I assume it must have been on the beach to have been caught, and I'm wondering 
if these birds often come up on beaches in the bay. I had assumed they normally 
feed in the water and only come out at the rookery.

I'm also wondering if it could have been mauled by a shark or hit by a boat, 
but perhaps the blood stain patterns preclude those possibilities.

Peter Shute

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